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Pretending

Author : Holly Bourne
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2020-11-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781488077159

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“It made me cry and laugh and rage…A really important, timely book. Sheer brilliance.” —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List “Thoughtful, smart and painfully true.” —Cosmopolitan UK He said he was looking for a “partner in crime,” which everyone knows is shorthand for “a woman who isn’t real.” April is kind, pretty and relatively normal—yet she can’t seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she’s found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. Until she realizes that men aren’t looking for real women—they’re looking for Gretel. Gretel is perfect—beautiful but low-maintenance, sweet but never clingy, sexy but not too easy. She’s your regular, everyday Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl-Next-Door with no problems. When April starts pretending to be Gretel, dating becomes much more fun—especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control. It’s refreshing. Exhilarating, even. But as she and Joshua grow closer, and the pressure of keeping her painful past a secret begins to build, how long will she be able to keep on pretending? “The most freeing, reassuring book on dating after #MeToo I’ve read. Perceptive. Hilarious. Brilliant.” —Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

Pretending at Home

Author : Wendy L. Haight,Peggy J. Miller
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1993-07-01
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 0791414728

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Book Pretending at Home Description/Summary:

Traces the development of pretend play in nine children growing up in educated, middle-class European American families. Illuminates how pretend play is embedded in distinct sociocultural contexts: physical and social ecologies, social and communicative conventions, and a broad system of belief. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Stop Pretending

Author : Sonya Sones
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-02-22
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062044730

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Book Stop Pretending Description/Summary:

It happens just like that, in the blink of an eye. An older sister has a mental breakdown and has to be hospitalized. A younger sister is left behind to cope with a family torn apart by grief and friends who turn their backs on her. But worst of all is the loss of her big sister, her confidante, her best friend, who has gone someplace no one can reach. In the tradition of The Bell Jar, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, and Lisa, Bright and Dark comes this haunting first book told in poems, and based on the true story of the author's life. 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA) and 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)

Pretending

Author : Angela Beausejour
Publisher : Tate Publishing
Release : 2011-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781617393747

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You can't pretend forever. Alicia has been pretending for a long time. She pretends that her marriage isn't in trouble. She pretends she's okay with the nights alone and that she doesn't notice the growing distance between her and her husband. She pretends he's telling the truth. But pretending is a lot more difficult when Antonio Jamieson comes back into her life. He's the man she has claimed is nothing more than a friend. He's the man she has claimed she has no romantic past with. And she really believes that—but no else does, not even her husband. As others try to open her eyes to the truth about her feelings for Antonio, Alicia begins to open her eyes to the truth about her relationship with Patrick. Maybe things aren't okay after all. Maybe things need to change. Could it be time to stop Pretending? But what will happen if she stops pretending? Can she handle the truth? Can she handle the pain that's bound to come when everything is revealed? When the truth comes out, everything is going to change in Alicia's world. Her friends have their own truths to deal with, so there's really only person she can turn to—Antonio. Could true happiness be hers, or will she continue to pretend there's nothing between them? Will there be an end to her constant Pretending?

Pretending

Author : Holly Bourne
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2020-04-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781473668157

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WHY BE YOURSELF WHEN YOU CAN BE PERFECT? **As featured on The High Low podcast** 'MAGNIFICENT. Brutally honest and righteously angry but still HUGELY enjoyable and engaging. I bow down!' Marian Keyes 'A thoughtful, intelligent, urgent novel women need to read.' Dolly Alderton The highly-anticipated new novel from Holly Bourne, bestselling author of HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW? _____________ He said he was looking for a 'partner in crime' which everyone knows is shorthand for 'a woman who isn't real'. April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gretel. Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems. The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her. As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending? _____________ PRAISE FOR HOLLY BOURNE: 'Honest and unflinching' Stylist 'Funny, touching and painfully true' Grazia 'Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs' Red 'Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves' Emerald Street 'Funny, real and heartbreaking' Lucy Vine 'Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute' Roisin Meaney 'Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' Lucy Diamond

Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children

Author : Robert W. Mitchell
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-02-21
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781139439442

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Book Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children Description/Summary:

It is well known that children's activities are full of pretending and imagination, but it is less appreciated that animals can also show similar activities. Originally published in 2002, this book focuses on comparing and contrasting children's and animals' pretenses and imaginative activities. In the text, overviews of research present conflicting interpretations of children's understanding of the psychology of pretense, and describe sociocultural factors which influence children's pretenses. Studies of nonhuman primates provide examples of their pretenses and other simulative activities, explore their representational and imaginative capacities and compare their skills with children. Although the psychological requirements for pretending are controversial, evidence presented in this volume suggests that great apes and even monkeys may share capacities for imagination with children, and that children's early pretenses may be less psychological than they appear.

Pretend

Author : Jennifer Plecas
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-05-12
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781101648636

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Book Pretend Description/Summary:

What could have been a quiet afternoon at home turns into an adventure for Jimmy and his dad. Their couch turns into a boat! The staircase becomes a mountain! And blankets become a cozy hut, just right to cuddle inside. The one thing they don't have to pretend is how much they love one another. Jennifer Plecas's bold artwork and lively text come together in a celebration of imagination and the love between a parent and child. Great for Father's Day, but wonderful for any day that parent and child spend together.

The Pretending Woman

Author : Elizabeth A. Habbitt
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2020-03-10
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781728350110

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Book The Pretending Woman Description/Summary:

The Pretending Woman tells of many things that women may go through in life that they may be ashamed of, when in reality they may be hiding some of the same issues that other women in their circle of acquaintance may be dealing with also.

Just Pretend

Author : Tori Sharp
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2021-05-18
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780316538862

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Book Just Pretend Description/Summary:

Fans of Real Friends and Be Prepared will love this energetic, affecting graphic memoir, in which a young girl uses her active imagination to navigate middle school as well as the fallout from her parents' divorce. Tori has never lived in just one world. Since her parents' divorce, she's lived in both her mom's house and her dad's new apartment. And in both places, no matter how hard she tries, her family still treats her like a little kid. Then there's school, where friendships old and new are starting to feel more and more out of her hands. Thankfully, she has books-and writing. And now the stories she makes up in her head just might save her when everything else around her—friendships, school, family—is falling apart. Author Tori Sharp takes us with her on a journey through the many commonplace but complex issues of fractured families, as well as the beautiful fantasy narrative that helps her cope, gorgeously illustrated and full of magic, fairies, witches and lost and found friendships.

Pretending To Be A Debutante

Author : Annabelle Anders
Publisher : In For A Penny Publishing, LLC
Release : 2022-01-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Book Pretending To Be A Debutante Description/Summary:

What happens when a spinster teacher pretends to be a debutante? Miss Priscilla Fellowes is no stranger to disappointing loved ones. So when her employer, Miss Primm needs her to impersonate troublesome student—Allison Meadowbrook—to protect the school’s reputation, Priscilla cannot refuse. It’ll only be one meeting… perhaps two… Unfortunately, in agreeing to play the part of a debutante, she must allow the Earl of Hardwood to court her. Caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, the rock being Lord Hardwood, and the hard place, being… well, also Lord Hardwood, she’s torn between loyalty to those who were there in her time of need and the desires of her heart. Will Lord Hardwood forever be an impossible dream, or is there a path in all her pretending that can somehow lead to love? Don’t miss out on any of these big-hearted stories featuring teachers and students from Miss Primm’s Secret School for Budding Bluestockings—an academy where English Misses go to learn how to fit into society, but instead learn how to make their place in the world. Pretending to be the Debutante is book 3 of this Steamy, Regency Romance Series. Other books in the Miss Primm's Series: 1) Trapped with the Duke 2) Educated by the Earl 3) Pretending to be the Debutante 4) Rescued by the Rake 5) Advising the Viscount Topics: historical romance, romantic series, women's fiction, romance saga, romance heartwarming, emotional hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty swoon, funny romance, new release, hidden romance, beta hero, top romance reads, best seller, regency romance, victorian romance, general romance, rakes, rogues, debutantes, spinsters, wallflowers, london, ton, cinderella, beauty and the beast, England, 1800's, nineteenth century, regent prince, barons, viscounts, earls, marquess, dukes, baroness, viscountess, marchioness, duchess, countess, mistress, hidden identity, secret identity, society, ballrooms, Mayfair, English village, Country school Perfect for fans of Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Tessa Dare, Jane Austen, Mary Balogh, Johanna Lindsey, Sarah macLean, Lorraine Heath, Scarlet Scott, Eloisa James, Julie Garwood, Loretta chase, Nora Roberts, Georgette Heyer, Katherine Grant, Anna Campbell, Beverly Jenkins, Madeleline Hunter, Judith McNaught, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Diana Gabaldon, Suzanne Enoch, Carolyn Brown, Celeste Bradley, Stephanie Laurens, Virginia Henley, Mary Jo Putney, Carla Kelly, Anna Gracie, Bertrice Small, Grace Burrowes, Lindsay Sands, Sophie Jordan, Alyssa Cole, Lenora Bell, Jayne Ann Krentz, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr, Susan Elizabeth Phillps, Jude Deveraux, Danielle Steel, C. L. Mecca, Sabrina Jeffries, Grace Callaway, Sarah M. Eden, Julianne Donaldson, Kate Morton, Lily Dalton, Elizabeth Everett, Eva Leigh, K.J. Charles, Kelly Bowen, Amalie Howard, Lydia San Andres, Olivia Waite, and more!

Just Pretending

Author : Leah Rooper,Kate Rooper
Publisher : Entangled: Crush
Release : 2018-11-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781640637153

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Book Just Pretending Description/Summary:

It's not easy being royal. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline wears her crown proudly, but between her duties and her overprotective big brother, the idea of romance is just a dream. But a chance encounter in Chicago changes all that.... Sure, seventeen-year-old Tyler Evans loves playing hockey, but he's more concerned about providing for his dad and little sister. Then he meets Eva--and falls head-over-heels in love—and he has two more problems. One, she's his best friend's little sister. Two, she wears a crown. But then Eva accidentally mistakes Tyler for a visiting prince, and for the first time, Tyler doesn't feel like a nobody. He knows he has to tell her the truth...but not yet. His plan? To keep up the royal charade as long as it takes to convince Eva he’s the guy for her. Even if he’s lying to everyone...including himself. Disclaimer: May cause disillusionment. Those girls looking to find their Prince Charming might consider scouting out hockey rinks. Each book in the Chicago Falcons series is STANDALONE: * Just One of the Boys * Just One of the Royals * Just Pretending

The Fine Art of Pretending

Author : Rachel Harris
Publisher : Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release : 2014-09-30
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1939392284

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Book The Fine Art of Pretending Description/Summary:

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date-Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy's biggest hottie and most notorious player. With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school's second biggest hottie, and now Aly's pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from funny friend to tempting vixen is only a matter of time. But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable break up leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can't explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

I'm Pretending to Read This Book to Avoid Small Talk

Author : Author Bookly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-01-18
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1794359699

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Book I'm Pretending to Read This Book to Avoid Small Talk Description/Summary:

This is a fun book ideal for someone who wants to make onlookers chuckle or encourage friendly conversation. The book is interactive allowing people you meet to sign their name or write a fun note on the space provided (ALL PAGES ARE BLANK FOR NOTES).

Just Pretending

Author : Lisa Bird-Wilson
Publisher : Coteau Books
Release : 2013-01-01
Category : Canadian fiction
ISBN : 9781550505467

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Book Just Pretending Description/Summary:

A debut short story collection from one of Canada's most exciting new Aboriginal voices. "In our family, it was Trish who was Going To Be Trouble; I was Such a Good Girl." At times haunting, at times hilarious, Just Pretending explores the moments in life that send us down pathways predetermined and not-yet-forged. These are the liminal, defining moments that mark irreversible transitions n girl to mother, confinement to freedom, wife to murderer. They are the melodramatic car-crash moments n the outcomes both horrific and too fascinating to tear our eyes from. And they are the unnoticed, infinitely tiny moments, seemingly insignificant (even ridiculous) yet holding the power to alter, to transform, to make strange. What links these stories is a sense of characters working n both with success and without, through action or reaction n to separate reality from perception and to make these moments into their lives' new truths.

Pretending Is Lying

Author : Dominique Goblet
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2017-02-07
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781681370484

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Book Pretending Is Lying Description/Summary:

The first book to appear in English by the acclaimed Belgian artist Dominique Goblet, Pretending is Lying is a memoir unlike any other. WINNER OF THE 2018 SCOTT MONCRIEFF PRIZE FOR TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH In a series of dazzling fragments—skipping through time, and from raw, slashing color to delicate black and white—Goblet examines the most important relationships in her life: with her partner, Guy Marc; with her daughter, Nikita; and with her parents. The result is an unnerving comedy of paternal dysfunction, an achingly ambivalent love story (with asides on Thomas Pynchon and the Beach Boys), and a searing account of childhood trauma—a dizzying, unforgettable view of a life in progress and a tour de force of the art of comics. This NYRC edition is a hardcover with extra-thick paper, full color throughout, and features new English hand-lettering by the artist.

Pretending to Dance

Author : Diane Chamberlain
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-10-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250010735

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Book Pretending to Dance Description/Summary:

Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She lives in San Diego with a husband she adores, and they are trying to adopt a baby because they can't have a child on their own. But the process of adoption brings to light many questions about Molly's past and her family-the family she left behind in North Carolina twenty years before. The mother she says is dead but who is very much alive. The father she adored and whose death sent her running from the small community of Morrison's Ridge. Her own birth mother whose mysterious presence in her family raised so many issues that came to a head. The summer of twenty years ago changed everything for Molly and as the past weaves together with the present story, Molly discovers that she learned to lie in the very family that taught her about pretending. If she learns the truth about her beloved father's death, can she find peace in the present to claim the life she really wants? Told with Diane Chamberlain's compelling prose and gift for deft exploration of the human heart, Pretending to Dance is an exploration of family, lies, and the complexities of both.

What If We Stopped Pretending?

Author : Jonathan Franzen
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-01-21
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780008434052

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Book What If We Stopped Pretending? Description/Summary:

The climate change is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.

Genuine Pretending

Author : Hans-Georg Moeller,Paul J. D'Ambrosio
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-10-17
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780231545266

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Book Genuine Pretending Description/Summary:

Genuine Pretending is an innovative and comprehensive new reading of the Zhuangzi that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio show how this Daoist classic, contrary to contemporary philosophical readings, distances itself from the pursuit of authenticity and subverts the dominant Confucianism of its time through satirical allegories and ironical reflections. With humor and parody, the Zhuangzi exposes the Confucian demand to commit to socially constructed norms as pretense and hypocrisy. The Confucian pursuit of sincerity establishes exemplary models that one is supposed to emulate. In contrast, the Zhuangzi parodies such venerated representations of wisdom and deconstructs the very notion of sagehood. Instead, it urges a playful, skillful, and unattached engagement with socially mandated duties and obligations. The Zhuangzi expounds the Daoist art of what Moeller and D’Ambrosio call “genuine pretending”: the paradoxical skill of not only surviving but thriving by enacting social roles without being tricked into submitting to them or letting them define one’s identity. A provocative rereading of a Chinese philosophical classic, Genuine Pretending also suggests the value of a Daoist outlook today as a way of seeking existential sanity in an age of mass media’s paradoxical quest for originality.

Pretend She's Here

Author : Luanne Rice
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2019-02-26
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781338298512

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Book Pretend She's Here Description/Summary:

Mega-bestselling author Luanne Rice returns with a ripped-from-the-headlines story of a girl who is kidnapped by her friend's family. Emily Lonergan's best friend died last year.And Emily hasn't stopped grieving. Lizzie Porter was lively, loud, and fun -- Emily's better half. Emily can't accept that she's gone.When Lizzie's parents and her sister come back to town to visit, Emily's heartened to see them. The Porters understand her pain. They miss Lizzie desperately, too.Desperately enough to do something crazy.Something unthinkable.Suddenly, Emily's life is hurtling toward a very dark place -- and she's not sure she'll ever be able to return to what she once knew was real.From New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a breathless, unputdownable story of suspense, secrets -- and the strength that love gives us to survive even the most shocking of circumstances.